Français

Home > Artist Database > Bio-bibliographic Database > ISHULUTAQ, Elisapee

Artist Database

ISHULUTAQ, Elisapee

Born
Kangirterjuak Camp Nunavat, 1925
Biography synopsis
Ishulutaq began carving and drawing in 1970, when the arts & crafts programs were set up in the settlement where she lived. For over forty years, she has contributed drawings to both the tapestry studio and print workshop where more than 94 of her original images have been made into prints and released as part of the Pangnirtung annual collection. She is the last living artist who participated in the first print collections, and yet is still actively involved in the new directions being explored in graphic media at the community’s Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts. In 2013, she was made a member of the Order of Canada. Her work is held at the National Gallery of Canada.
Media used
Printmaking
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Writings about
In the Shadow of the Sun: Perspectives on Contemporary Native Art. Hull, Quebec: The Museum, 1993.
Van Raalte, Sharon. Inuit Women and Their Art. Communiqué 8 (May 1975): 21-23.
Wight, Darlene Coward (ed). Creation and Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art. Vancouver: D&M Publishers, 2013.

Search by: